The top baby names that year were John and Mary.
As is tradition on Baby Names Day, Acting Commissioner Nancy A. Berryhill encourages everyone to visit the agency's website, enjoy the baby names list, and create a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. my Social Security is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing through to the time they receive Social Security benefits.
We took a look at how the popularity of the 10 most common boys and girls names in 2016 has changed over the last decade.
Overall, the top 10 most popular names for boys and girls didn't change much from the year before.
The top five names for girls on the latest list are Emma (which is the top girl's name three years running), Olivia, Ava, Sophia, and Isabella.
A year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender, the popularity of the name Caitlyn plummeted more than any other baby name, according to Social Security's annual list of the most popular baby names. The name ranked in the top 20 every year from 1915 to 1960.
The top 10 baby names for girls stayed the same in 2016, though the order shuffled a bit.
The rise of Harry by 101 places to 679 may have something to do with Zayn's former bandmate Harry Styles, but could also have something to do with a resurgence of older, traditional names, some of which are back in the top 1000 after having disappeared for a while, including Ralph (now at 992), Alistair (at 882), and Howard (at 900). Kylo jumped 2,368 spots to No. 901.
For girls, the name Kehlani jumped from 3,359 in 2015 to 872 in 2016.
"Imagine naming your child after a character who kills his father!" she said.